The Santa Anita Avenue Active Transportation Project aimed to enhance safety, connectivity, and sustainability for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users. Spanning three arterial streets—Ramona Boulevard, Tyler Avenue, and Santa Anita Avenue—this 1.8-mile initiative sought to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment while reducing the environmental impact of vehicles.
The project focused on Ramona Boulevard, a four-lane east-west arterial road with parking on both sides, crucially terminating at the El Monte Transit Station. Similarly, Tyler Avenue, a north-south arterial route with parking lanes, linked the city's Transit Center, Downtown El Monte, Metrolink Station, and other vital landmarks, extending connections to neighboring cities.
Santa Anita Avenue, another major north-south corridor, facilitated trips to and from Interstates 10 and 210 Freeways. Originating from the September 2019 Ramona Boulevard Complete Streets Feasibility Study, the project incorporated bike lanes, bus platforms, crosswalk enhancements, and bike racks. These upgrades aimed to encourage active transportation and mitigate the adverse effects of motor vehicles on the environment.
This project underscored the city's commitment to sustainable urban development. By implementing safety measures and expanding the biking network, the city aimed to foster a safer, more accessible, and environmentally conscious urban environment.
Join us on Thursday, September 21, at 6 PM for ActiveSGV's annual extravaganza and awards ceremony - "Noche de las Luminarias." We're bringing local advocates, city leaders, and honorees to celebrate our collective efforts and accomplishments in the San Gabriel Valley. This glittering night will take place this year at the stunning Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia).